We begin in the south suburbs where you can see what life was like in Christmas Past. Pop popcorn over an open fire, see pioneer cabins and make crafts today from 11 until 3 at the Sand Ridge Nature Center in South Holland. It's free.
In Mount Prospect, Randhurst Village puts on its magical animated lights show every half hour from five until seven this evening. It's free and continues through December 15th.
The Chicago Botanic Garden's Wonderland Express is underway. See the railroad garden, a miniature Chicago and much more from 10 until 6 today.
And in Chicago's Roscoe Village neighborhood, the last day of Winterfest is today from one until five. There's caroling, trolley rides and a visit with Santa. It's free!